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    Cool. Nice to see it happen to the other guys for a change.

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    War of attrition this match so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    War of attrition this match so far.
    Don't be polite. It's a pile of **** mate. A ****ing embarrassment that amply illustrates why it's the fourth football code here. Fmd it's a dirge when it's played like this.

    Rugby should just be the All Blacks and the Saffers. Only countries where it's fair dinkum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Don't be polite. It's a pile of **** mate. A ****ing embarrassment that amply illustrates why it's the fourth football code here. Fmd it's a dirge when it's played like this.

    Rugby should just be the All Blacks and the Saffers. Only countries where it's fair dinkum.
    Haha, you don't like it then.

    It hasn't been great to watch but it is interesting. Helps we are winning at present of course.


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    It's a **** of a game where you get a penalty 40 out and decide to have a shot at goal. The game has fundamental problems.

    Just now, Australia down by six with eight to go, and there's a debate about whether to have a shot at goal or to attempt to score a try. It's farcical.

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    They deserve that try, and the win. Should kick this and close it out.

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    Fair result that. Can see Australia winning quite easily next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Fair result that. Can see Australia winning quite easily next week.
    You'd think so, especially as they should have won last week as well. The Lions seem to be running out of steam in the last 20 minutes, so unless they can set up a massive lead in the first hour then they have little chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Don't be polite. It's a pile of **** mate. A ****ing embarrassment that amply illustrates why it's the fourth football code here. Fmd it's a dirge when it's played like this.

    Rugby should just be the All Blacks and the Saffers. Only countries where it's fair dinkum.
    Hate to do it but I agree with you

    That match was turgid and an absolute disgrace to people who paid $250 for a seat

    The Lions are absolute garbage and shouldn't come within 50 points of a team with a heart-beat

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    Fair play to the Wobblies; shows what difference a chap who knows one end of a kicking tee from another can make.

    Loins must be ****house if they can't beat a team with a 5/8 who almost literally can't pass.
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    These have been two exciting Tests in that they've been close and winning a Lions Tour means so much. But gosh the quality of rugby has been poor.

    * James O'Connor just isn't a flyhalf. He's not a close action player. I actually rated him quite highly in 2010 when the Wallabies beat the All Blacks in Hong Kong. I thought he (on the wing), Beale (at fullback), and Mitchell (right wing) made for a brief time a really dangerous back three. O'Connor's actually a good player. But Deans doesn't want to play Quade (who can blame him?), he hasn't got faith in Leolifano (sp?), and Barnes isn't playing very well right now.

    * I thought Warburton was the best player on the field, and maybe him going off hurt the Lions a bit. Hopefully he's not badly injured.

    * I didn't rate the Wallabies much, but two decisions were pretty epic. One was to opt for the scrum instead of making it 12-15. Really the Wallabies couldn't guarantee they'd be up that end of the field again, and even if they were their backline was so inept the best they were ever going to get was a draw (and even that was unlikely). Going for the seven points instead of three with more than 10 minutes remaining was the right decision. And while they didn't score until four minutes left, they were in Lions territory all that time because Horwill made the right decision.

    * Contesting that final lineout. You could see the Lions players saying "drop-goal". They'd win the line-out, maybe try a driving maul (which worked well before). If that failed they'd move the ball toward the centre of the field, and a drop-goal would seal the win. The Aussies took a risk, shades of Justin Harrison in 2001, and it paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Hate to do it but I agree with you

    That match was turgid and an absolute disgrace to people who paid $250 for a seat

    The Lions are absolute garbage and shouldn't come within 50 points of a team with a heart-beat
    Well this was a bit ott - I blame it on jet lag and not the copious number of beers consumed

    Anyway, for much of the match it looked like the Lions were trying not to lose (as opposed to taking a few risks in an attempt to score) whilst the Wallabies lacked any sort of cohesion

    Obviously Genia's injury didn't help but the selection of O'Connor at stand-off is creating more problems than solutions

    Stupid thing is that he is an outstanding test back in virtually any position other than where he is being played

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    the brief moments of play where Beale went into first receiver we looked 10x more dangerous and fluent

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    Yet on the highlights - which is all I saw JOC set up the try. No doubt he sucked for the other 79 minutes but Deans will remember the try assist. Look for him to start next week.
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's a **** of a game where you get a penalty 40 out and decide to have a shot at goal. The game has fundamental problems.

    Just now, Australia down by six with eight to go, and there's a debate about whether to have a shot at goal or to attempt to score a try. It's farcical.
    Perhaps you could have ****ed off to the cross-code banter thread with your tedious moaning?



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